Jonathan Lisecki got lots of buzz this year for writing and directing Gayby, but now he’s planning to further his acting career by taking the lead role in a new rom-com, Big Gay Love.
It won’t be Lisecki’s first acting job, as he took a role in Gayby and has also been seen in Wuss and The Limbo Room, although as he comments to Queerty, “People like me don’t usually get to play the lead in a romantic comedy.”
The film is ‘a comedy about a portly gay man, Bob, who overcomes discrimination based on his looks to find love on his own terms’. In this case Bob is a chef who has feelings for his boss, played by Buffy’s Nicholas Brendon. However he has to get past his own body-image issues as well as the way others look at him.
The movie is already shooting with Ringo Le (Saigon Love Story) writing and directing. The hope it’ll be ready for next summer’s film festival.
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